An Agent-based Model to Evaluate Influences on Structural Reliability by Human and Organizational Factors

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Abstract

Human and Organizational Factors (HOFs) are considered to have significant impacts on structural reliability. Yet how structural reliability is affected by these factors and how large this impact is remains inadequately studied. A model that is designed to reveal such relationships is proposed in this paper. First, a review of problem related studies from three different methodological viewpoints is presented. The proposed model integrates the reviewed methods under an Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) framework that is capable of capturing the dynamics and nonlinear influences of HOFs on the structural reliability. Subsequently, preliminary results of the structural failure probability frequency distribution from a case study of a simple floor slab structure are presented to illustrate the possibilities of the model. It is found out that the failure probability distribution changes significantly due to the influence by HOFs and checking for errors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2019
EditorsMichael Beer, Enrico Zio
PublisherResearch Publishing
Pages1889-1896
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-11-2724-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event29th European Safety and Reliability Conference - Hannover, Germany
Duration: 22 Sept 201926 Sept 2019
https://esrel2019.org/#/

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2019

Conference

Conference29th European Safety and Reliability Conference
Abbreviated titleESREL 2019
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHannover
Period22/09/1926/09/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • Human and organizational factors
  • Structural reliability
  • Agent-based Modeling
  • erformance Shaping Factors
  • Simulation-based HRA
  • Dynamic HRA
  • Monte-Carlo simulation

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